#Health and Hygiene

Five Things You Should Never Apply On Face

Skincare Myths
Dr. Jaishree Sharad, well known in the field of Cosmetic Dermatology, who speaks on SheThePeople’s YouTube channel speaks about how to look after one’s soft skin on the face. With an experience of over 18 years in the field, she answered questions related to skin care and things we should not apply on our face.

5 Things You Should Never Apply On Face-

1. Hot Water-

As per Dr. Jaishree Sharad, hot water evaporates and extracts the moisture from the facial skin and makes the skin dehydrated.

2. Toothpaste-

Not even on your pimples. Toothpaste contains Triclosan and also has chemicals and alcohol which will irritate the skin and can lead to blemishes and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, irritation and burns.

Hyperpigmentation is the condition where patches of skin become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin.

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3. Baking Soda-

Many people use baking soda to lighten the skin complexion, but it actually irritates the skin and cause more hyperpigmentation over a period of time.


4. Lemon Juice-

A lot of people apply lemon juice thinking it will lighten the blemishes. However, it is actually citric acid, and an AHA(alpha hydroxy acid- water-soluble acids made from sugary fruits). It is concentrated and irritates the skin especially if the skin is dry and flaky. This can lead to more post inflammatory hyperpigmentation or darkening of the skin.

5. Apple Cider Vinegar-

It can irritate the skin because it is caustic, an irritant and acid. This can cause burns and scar, blemishes, darkening and hyper pigmentation on the skin.

Watch the video on SheThePeople YouTube Channel here.